13 Jul 2021

A Century of Women Writers

‘Goodnight stars Good night air Good night ….’ Can you finish this? If not outright, is the ending just out of reach in the recesses of your memory? These words come to us from one of the best-selling books ever: ‘Goodnight Moon’, the 1942 rhyming children’s book by Margaret Wise

29 Jun 2021

Pool Party Please

The Heat Dome is not it. Want proof? A good friend and his daughter just baked cookies in their car. 🔥 Rolling into a cold pool sounds idyllic if: a) one can find a pool that isn’t stuffed with people, and b) one has the energy to drag oneself out

15 Jun 2021

Misty Copeland Drops Into Degas

Photographers, and spouses, Deborah Ory and Ken Browar are known for their striking portraits of dancers. Ory was a dance major in college who, after injuring herself in first year, started photographing the rehearsals she would have otherwise been in. Browar developed his reputation as a top fashion photographer with

06 Jun 2021

In The Heights

In 2008, before Lin-Manuel Miranda was Lin-Manuel Miranda, Whoopee Goldberg stood on the Tony Award stage to announce the winner of Best Musical. The audience was already ‘In The Heights’ hyped after having seen its brilliant creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and his cast perform an excerpt onstage. Miranda had written the

28 May 2021

GRWM + An 18th Century French Aristocrat

Bored with that same old, same old you staring out from the Zoomasphere? Well, thanks to New York’s Met Museum, you can now assume an exciting new look. With the help of Cecilia Zhou – Harvard student and Senior Guide at the Harvard Art Museum – you can follow step

16 May 2021

Up Close At The Broad

Across the street and up the block from LA’s MOCA is the gorgeously lit Broad Museum. Founded by collectors and philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad in 2015 and designed by¬†Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the Broad offers free admission. With more than two thousand pieces of art

14 May 2021

Three Divas At Versailles

Ready to escape to some over the top gilded, crystalline, light-flooded beauty? Look no further than the Hall of Mirrors at Chateau de Versailles. 357 mirrors sit atop 17 window-facing arches. Looking down on the splendour are 30 gloriously painted scenes by Charles Le Brun, First Painter to King Louis

02 May 2021

Saint Laurent, Balmain, Rokh, Chloe, Erdem + Ami Take It Outside

Not so long ago, most of us could only see glimpses of haute couture fashion shows – in magazines, in fashion TV snippets. Now, in lockdown life, designers have created stunning, audience-less shows in the wilds, and posted them online for all to admire. Some particularly striking examples .. .

20 Apr 2021

Bisa Butler Portraits

“History is the story of men and women,” says the wonderfully talented artist, Bisa Butler, “but the narrative is controlled by those who hold the pen.” “In my work, I am telling the story – the African American side – of the American life.” Butler’s remarkable exhibit – ‘Bisa Butler:

16 Apr 2021

Yayoi Kusama @ New York Botanical Garden

‘I have had so many hardships, with people saying various things about me.’ So said world-renowned artist Yayoi Kusama in a 1965 interview with Japanese poet Akira Tatehata. ‘Time is finally turning a kind eye on me. But it barely matters, for I am dashing into the future.’ In 2021,